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The S&P rating reflects the favourable momentum of the Luxembourg economy, with growth estimated at 3.4% for the period from 2017 to 2020. This positive trend can be explained by a recovery in consumption as a result of the implementation of the tax reform in 2017, as well as sustained growth in financial services.
A total of 33 new projects are planned under the 11th five-year sports facilities programme, which has been allocated a total budget of €120 million – 20% more than the previous five-year programme.
From 16 to 22 September a large number of municipalities are organising activities focused on mobility. This year’s theme focuses on the concept of sharing. The slogan chosen in Luxembourg is “Zesumme mobil. Besser virukommen.” (Mobile together. Better progress.)
On 13 September 2017, a new campaign to promote photovoltaic energy was presented. The campaign aims to raise awareness among households and companies about the importance of photovoltaic energy in Luxembourg, by encouraging them to opt for photovoltaic as a renewable energy source.
Between 13 and 17 September, the finest European table tennis players will meet at the National Sports and Cultural Centre 'D'Coque'' in Kirchberg for the LIEBHERR 2017 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships. 42 male teams, totaling 172 athletes, and 38 female teams totaling 148 athletes participate in the European Table Tennis Championships team events.
Guided tours of the Grand Ducal Palace have attracted 10,617 people this summer between July and September. While this figure remains stable compared to 2016, the casemates, underground galleries dating back to the fortress, continue to appeal to visitors.
With the arrival of the Luxembourg Space Tech Angels, the Luxembourg Business Angels Network (LBAN) now has a specialist group for creating links among investors and entrepreneurs in the field of SpaceTech. For LBAN, the purpose of this is clear: to support the Government's Space Resources initiative, which seeks to create a real space industry in the Grand Duchy.
On 11 September, the grape harvest officially began in Luxembourg – an exceptionally early date, because it normally starts towards the end of the month. However, the vines have suffered due to drastic weather changes this year. As a result, the remaining grapes have ripened much faster than usual meaning that the quantity is slightly lower than usual but the quality is second to none.